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Bridging the Global Divide on Human Rights

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ISBN13: 9780754623229
ISBN: 075462322X
Published: November 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

In this collection of essays that explores Western and Chinese perspectives on human rights, leading Canadian and Chinese scholars bridge the global divide on some of the key aspects of human rights. Issues covered include the role of civil society in human rights protection, the imperative of the rule of law in the protection of human rights, freedom of expression and its relation to social, economic and cultural development and corruption in the public and private sectors.

The volume also focuses on the domestic implementation of human rights treaties and offers gender perspectives on implementing social and economic rights in an era of globalization. The independent Chinese and Canadian scholars present a new vision of global pluralism in the area of human rights protection in a modernizing China and in the rest of the world.

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Implementing Human Rights Via Civil Society, Government and the Legal System: Reflections on civil society and human rights, B. Michael Frolic; The detention system in China, Chen Ruihua; To whom must we answer? exploring the relationship between sovereignty, the rule of law and human rights in Chinese and Canadian practice, Jeremy Paltiel; Private property and individual freedoms, Zhiqiu Lin, Ronald C. Keith. The Domestic Implementation of Human Rights in Customary International Law and Under the Two International Covenants: Implementing international human rights treaties in China, Gong Renren; The domestic implementation of international law - a Canadian case study, Tina Piper, A. Wayne Mackay. Integrating the Obligations Contained in the International Covenants on Human Rights with the Convention on the Rights of the Child: The child's right to birth registration - international and Chinese perspectives, Liu Huawen; ""Particularizing the universal"" - the challenge of children's rights, Melina Buckley. Gender Perspectives on Implementing Social and Economic Rights in an Era of Globalization: The question of state responsibility in international law for acts of violence against women, Bai Guimei; The rise of a women's human rights epistemic network in the 1990s - global norms, gender politics and civil society, Jennifer Chan-Tiberghien; Globalization and gender - reflections on human rights and the ""neutrality"" of the marketplace, Claire Turenne Sjolander. Freedom of Expression and its Relation to Social, Economic and Cultural Development: Freedom of expression and social development - an empirical analysis of the great leap forward, Gong Renren; From gridlock to growth - India's experience with free expression, John Stackhouse; Corruption - the cancer of the International Bill of Rights - democracy and freedom of expression, the main treatments?, Errol P. Mendes. Corruption in the Private Sector and its Impact on Ensuring the Right to Subsistence: The control of corruption and protection of human rights, Liu Chun; Corruption, worker rights and good governance, Ozay Mehmet.